74 episodes

Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. Every Friday I bring you a new episode with an amazing guest and we take on topics that are relevant to your life. You will hear conversations about various parenting topics, mental health, autism, ADHD, technology, current events, and yes, sometimes even politics. It’s important to me that I approach these topics in a no-nonsense way and I don’t hide my views and opinions.

I’m not afraid to take on sensitive topics here on The Autism Dad podcast. Therefore, I talk about things, even when they are uncomfortable to talk about. I hope that everyone takes away something positive from each episode.

I’ve been writing daily for over a decade and have found that podcasting is a great new way to reach my audience. You can listen on every major podcasting platform. Just download your favorite app and search for “The Autism Dad Podcast”. Don’t forget to smash that subscribe button so you get notified when new episodes drop. Also, please remember to rate my podcast because that really helps me grow.

I’m also always looking for guests and sponsors. If you’d like to be a guest or sponsor an episode, send me a message at theautismdad.com/contact.

The Autism Dad Podcas‪t‬ Rob Gorski

    • Parenting
    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. Every Friday I bring you a new episode with an amazing guest and we take on topics that are relevant to your life. You will hear conversations about various parenting topics, mental health, autism, ADHD, technology, current events, and yes, sometimes even politics. It’s important to me that I approach these topics in a no-nonsense way and I don’t hide my views and opinions.

I’m not afraid to take on sensitive topics here on The Autism Dad podcast. Therefore, I talk about things, even when they are uncomfortable to talk about. I hope that everyone takes away something positive from each episode.

I’ve been writing daily for over a decade and have found that podcasting is a great new way to reach my audience. You can listen on every major podcasting platform. Just download your favorite app and search for “The Autism Dad Podcast”. Don’t forget to smash that subscribe button so you get notified when new episodes drop. Also, please remember to rate my podcast because that really helps me grow.

I’m also always looking for guests and sponsors. If you’d like to be a guest or sponsor an episode, send me a message at theautismdad.com/contact.

    Let's Talk About COVID and the Vaccines (feat. Dr. Webby of St Jude Children's Research Hospital and the WHO) S4E7

    Let's Talk About COVID and the Vaccines (feat. Dr. Webby of St Jude Children's Research Hospital and the WHO) S4E7

    I've been wanting to do this episode for a while. Dr. Richard Webby is on the show today to discuss all things COVID and vaccine-related. Dr. Webby is a Member of the Department of Infectious diseases at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals. This is an incredibly important conversation about the current state of the US in regards to COVID, the new variants, and the vaccine rollout. Dr. Webby educates us on the different COVID vaccines, why they're so important, and he even addresses many of the concerns that people have in regards to receiving the COVID vaccine and what is safe to do after being vaccinated.
    It's so important to educate yourself so that you can make informed decisions about your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of your family.
    Dr. Webby and be found https://www.stjude.org/directory/w/richard-webby.html (here.)
    All my information and relevant links are https://linktr.ee/theautismdad (here)
    Support this podcast: https://t.co/5Vn7ffwmIL?amp=1 (venmo.com/theautismdad)
    SponsorsThis episode is sponsored by Mightier. Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit https://www.theautismdad.com/2018/08/28/kids-learn-self-regulation-through-gaming-with-mightier-review/ (theautismdad.com/mightier) and find out more information, including how to get a free 30-day trial.
    This episode is also brought to you by Hero Health. HERO is a smart automatic pill dispenser that dramatically improves medication management and compliance. Learn more at https://theautismdad.com/hero (theautismdad.com/hero) and use code "theautismdad50" to save $50.
    https://www.theautismdad.com/contact/ (CONTACT ME)

    • 50 min
    The Many Different Paths to Fatherhood (feat. Harma Hartouni) S4E5

    The Many Different Paths to Fatherhood (feat. Harma Hartouni) S4E5

    My guest today is Harma Hartouni. Harma just happens to be an absolutely amazing human being with one of the most inspiring stories, I've ever heard. He just released his new book called Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance and Success. He's here to talk about his amazing life from growing up in Iran during the war, learning to walk again after surviving a devastating car accident, finally moving back to the States, learning to accept himself, coming out, meeting his partner, creating a real estate business that has generated billions of dollars. building their beautiful family through surrogacy, and the launch of his new book.
    Harma and I talk about the different paths people take to fatherhood and how he's using his experience to help people all across the globe. Lastly, he offers advice on how to be loving, accepting and supportive parents if you suspect your child is gay or have a child who has already come out. This is so important folks.
    You can find Harma:
    https://www.harmahartouni.com/ (https://www.harmahartouni.com/)
    Check out his new book on https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736241613/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_fabc_61VK29FXG837VP1SMZ99 (Amazon).
    All my information and relevant links are https://linktr.ee/theautismdad (here)
    Support this podcast: https://t.co/5Vn7ffwmIL?amp=1 (venmo.com/theautismdad)
    SponsorsDatability
    Datability is a web app that tracks special education student progress and Individualized Education Plans (IEP) data. The software helps educators and school administrators keep track of each student's goals, behaviors, and academic performance. The best part is that the results can be shared with the parents and for a transparent look into the progress of their child.
    Datability makes tracking and reporting students’ data a breeze allowing teachers to focus on what matters most: educating students.


    Find out more: https://iepdata.com/ (https://iepdata.com/)
    Use code "theautismdad20" to save 20%




    Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit https://www.theautismdad.com/2018/08/28/kids-learn-self-regulation-through-gaming-with-mightier-review/ (theautismdad.com/mightier) and find out more information, including how to get a free 30-day trial.


    https://www.theautismdad.com/contact/ (CONTACT ME)

    • 56 min
    Diagnosis Delayed (feat. Dr. Jeff Selman) S4E4

    Diagnosis Delayed (feat. Dr. Jeff Selman) S4E4

    My guest today is Dr. Jeff Selman. He's VP of Clinical Services over at First Children Services. He's here to talk about how COVID is creating additional delays in kids getting evaluated for autism. This is a huge problem because we know that early intervention is absolutely vital for kids with autism and delays interfere with that. We talk about what is happening and the impact it's having on kids. We also discuss remote learning and some challenges that we're not talking about as we prepare to return to in person learning.
    There's lots to learn here and I'd love to get your feedback. Leave a comment on the blog post or hit me up on Twitter.
    About Dr. Jeff Selman:Dr. Jeff Selman is a New York and South Carolina licensed psychologist. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D) and holds current and previous certifications as a school psychologist in New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina.
    Contact information:https://www.firstchildrenservices.com (https://www.firstchildrenservices.com)
    jselman@firstchildrenservices.com
    (888) 966-0745
    All my information and relevant links are https://linktr.ee/theautismdad (here)
    Support this podcast: https://t.co/5Vn7ffwmIL?amp=1 (venmo.com/theautismdad)
    SponsorsThis episode is sponsored by Mightier. Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit https://www.theautismdad.com/2018/08/28/kids-learn-self-regulation-through-gaming-with-mightier-review/ (theautismdad.com/mightier) and find out more information, including how to get a free 30-day trial.
    This episode is also brought to you by Hero Health. HERO is a smart automatic pill dispenser that dramatically improves medication management and compliance. Learn more at https://theautismdad.com/hero (theautismdad.com/hero) and use code "theautismdad50" to save $50.
    https://www.theautismdad.com/contact/ (CONTACT ME)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dad's Talking Autism and Parenting (feat. Eric Rittenhouse) S4E3

    Dad's Talking Autism and Parenting (feat. Eric Rittenhouse) S4E3

    My guest today is Eric Rittenhouse. He's the father of 2 amazing autistic kids and he's here to talk about his journey as a special needs parent. Eric has a fantastic outlook on life and an inspiring approach to parenting.
    I hope you find this conversation about the ups, downs, challenges, and victories of being an autism parent meaningful. It's so important to share our stories because we're all connected and we can learn a great deal from each other.
    Maybe Eric will inspire others Dads to share their stories as well. ☺
    All my information and relevant links are https://linktr.ee/theautismdad (here)
    Please support this podcast: https://t.co/5Vn7ffwmIL?amp=1 (venmo.com/theautismdad)

    SponsorsThis episode is sponsored by Mightier. Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit https://www.theautismdad.com/2018/08/28/kids-learn-self-regulation-through-gaming-with-mightier-review/ (theautismdad.com/mightier) and find out more information, including how to get a free 30-day trial.
    https://www.theautismdad.com/contact/ (CONTACT ME)

    • 1 hr
    Accessibility for Those with Disabilities (feat. Meegan Winters) S4E2

    Accessibility for Those with Disabilities (feat. Meegan Winters) S4E2

    My guest today is Meegan Winters. She has a background in special education and is the founder of Able Eyes. Able Eyes is a state of the art platform that provides virtual tours for children and adults with disabilities for the purposes of accessibility. Meegan is here to talk about how Able Eyes works and how it's helping the community. This is so cool and it's completely free to use.
    About Meegan Winters:Meegan Winters is the CEO/Co-Founder of Able Eyes. Her experience as a special education teacher teaching students with Autism paired with her real-life experiences having a best friend that was a wheelchair user (now an angel) sparked the idea behind what is now a nationwide business helping people of all abilities.
    About Able Eyes:Able Eyes provides virtual tours of the inside of public spaces such as parks, museums, hotels, restaurants, and retail businesses for the purpose of accessibility. Virtual tours allow customers of all abilities an opportunity to explore beforehand to decrease anxiety, but more importantly, is a tool used by persons with disabilities to explore accessibility beforehand making new experiences more comfortable and easily navigated.
    Website: ableeyes.org
    Social links:
    facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbleEyesForDisabilities (https://www.facebook.com/AbleEyesForDisabilities)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meegan-winters-5206bb31/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/meegan-winters-5206bb31/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ableeyesfordisabilities/ (https://www.instagram.com/ableeyesfordisabilities/)
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ableeyes (https://www.twitter.com/ableeyes)
    SponsorsMimo:This episode is brought to you by Mimo. MiMo is a new toy company that features 9 plush characters that each have their own personality. Each character comes as a set including an oversized toy and a smaller sized version that makes for a great travel companion. Each character has a strength, but also a challenge, just like me, just like you, and just like all of our kids! These characters are helping kids feel loved and accepted for exactly who they are and that’s such a positive message. Visit them: mimotoys.com
    All my information and relevant links are https://linktr.ee/theautismdad (here)
    Support this podcast: https://t.co/5Vn7ffwmIL?amp=1 (venmo.com/theautismdad)
    https://www.theautismdad.com/contact/ (CONTACT ME)

    • 28 min
    Talking to Dads (feat. Sacha Muller) S4E1

    Talking to Dads (feat. Sacha Muller) S4E1

    Welcome back!!!! My guest today is Sacha Muller and he's an autism Dad. Sacha is here to talk to me about his parenting journey and what being a special needs Dad has been like for him thus far. While I didn't know Sacha prior to this interview, I've learned that he's an awesome Dad and I'm so grateful that he was willing to talk so openly about how he feels. I hope this inspires other Moms and Dads to open up and share their stories.
    Sponsors NoNetz is a Mother and son clothing company, with a particular focus on sensory friendly and inclusive clothing. Check them out at NoNetz.com
    Zenaviv is a family owned, social enterprise, started by the father of a 19 year old boy diagnosed with classic autism. Zenaviv helps support autistic artists by representing and marketing their work. It's an amazing cause and 66% of profits go right back to the artist. Check out their new line of high end jigsaw puzzles.
    Learn More at https://www.amazon.com/gp/mpc/ARGH1JATPPLW0 (zenaviv.com/puzzles)
    All my information and relevant links are https://linktr.ee/theautismdad (here)
    Support this podcast: https://t.co/5Vn7ffwmIL?amp=1 (venmo.com/theautismdad)
    If you would like to be a guest on the show, or sponsoring an episode, please click the link below and send me a message. I'd love to talk to you.
    https://www.theautismdad.com/contact/ (CONTACT ME)

    • 1 hr 14 min

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Great podcast

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So Real! So Grateful!

So honored to be on Rob’s show and talk about this important issue of distance learning versus homeschooling. Most importantly, Rob is the real deal and his honestly and bravery in sharing his journey with all of us helps us all make it through the day.

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